I would have a hard enough time doing this in water that white sharks are not known to frequent. For me it's the mental battle, not the actual risk. Anyway, this guy's main goal was to get some peace and enjoy the waves by himself, so he created a board that would illuminate the waves.
Some people believe you are at greater risk of a shark encounter at dawn and dusk and almost certainly your chances are higher when you are alone as opposed to in a group. But what about lights? White sharks have been described as curious, so perhaps the lights will draw them in. That doesn't mean a bite will follow, but being bumped by a massive dark shadow at night would make me $%&* my pants, even if it ended up being a seal (which, by the way, he says has come up to check out his lights).
Chris Twormey accepts his risks and will not seek revenge upon any animal that bites him and opposes anyone else doing so, as does his wife.
Debra Canabal of Epic Diving in the WSV hoodie. Get yours!
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Skyler Thomas is the primary blog contributor, cinematographer, and lead editor at White Shark Video.